Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39 ERV)
Verse 37 says Love God, verse 38 tells you how important verse 37 is, verse 39 tells you to love your neighbor the same as you love yourself. I was thinking about that……hmmmm
How much do we love ourself? I know some of us have gone through some stuff, some of those things have caused us to stop loving ourselves in a healthy way. Many of us have tried to kill ourselves, not with pills, knives and guns and boom, dead but with unhealthy relationships, negative thoughts, wallowing in pain and fear. It’s almost like you feel guilty for loving yourself after the rape, after the drugs, after the sexual deviance, after the alcohol, after the food (come on there are people who are eating themselves to death), after the divorce, after after after….
Today I challenge you to love God with all your heart and soul, then love yourself enough to love me. We keep loving each other the way we love ourselves and are creating more pain because we haven’t accepted ourselves and therefore can’t accept each other. Let it go, I know it sounds easy, because it is. Once you make up your mind your done with something you walk away and don’t look back. Well look at your past, examine it for the lessons you needed to learn and walk away. It’s over! You survived it already, a little dented, hurt and crazy (lol) but your still here. Give your future what it deserves, a chance to Love.
But now these three remain— faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love. (Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 13:13 TLV)